5 November 2013 - 12:39
Prince William to honour Jon Bon Jovi for his charity work


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Prince William is to honour Jon Bon Jovi for his charity work at a gala at Kensington Palace later this month.

The Duke of Cambridge will give the Bon Jovi frontman a youth inspiration award at Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala, which due to take place on November 26.

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The musician will receive the award in recognition of his work with the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which helps families and young people across the United States escape the harsh conditions of poverty.

Bon Jovi will also headline the event, which is being held by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, along with pop sensation Taylor Swift and British star James Blunt.

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The event will hope to raise money for Centrepoint, which William has been patron since 2005 after taking inspiration from his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who worked with the organisation.

During the eight years, William has visited the charity’s headquarters several times solo and with Kate. He also spent a night rough on the streets to highlight the real problems faced by young people who are homeless.

William has always been able to enlist the help of famous singers to help highlight causes close to his heart.

In 2007, the Prince invited popstars Fergie and Nelly Furtado to perform at the ‘Concert for Diana’ which was in honour of his late mother, the Princess of Wales.

photo credit: david_shankbone via photopin cc



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